- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Marvel (October 24, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785122605
- ISBN-13: 978-0785122609
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 49 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,127,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Powers, Vol. 10: Cosmic (v. 10) Paperback – October 24, 2007
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In this book (spoiler alert!!!!) Walker and Pilgrim are both sucked further into the world of powers, and inexorably pulled away from their duties as cops. He gets tapped for a new super-gig as part of an interstellar police force (think: the Green Lantern corps, with nudity) while she begins to sink into a vigilante mindset. What this will mean for their budding relationship is anyone's guess: will Walker have to confront an out-of-control Deena Pilgrim, and if so, will his cosmic protect-the-planet powers even work against her street-level zapping ability? We'll see, soon enough. I can hardly wait. (Joe Sixpack)
I think the story was based on a solid idea; it just wasn't executed all that well. Perhaps it needed to be a little bit longer to give it time to flesh out the victims, and possibly the perp, who oddly didn't pose too much of a physical challenge to Walker.
Recommended, if just to keep up with the series minutiae.
Detectives Christian Walker and Enki Sunrise work in a world where super powered beings aka Powers are real. They investigate the death of a member of a god-like team, called The Golden Ones. This story marks a major change in the plotting - at the end several characters are missing, and Walker's old partner Deena Pilgrim reappears.
If you like the intersection of crime noir, super hero comics and modern story telling then Powers might be what you are looking for.
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Illustrated by Michael Oeming
(Image Books, 2010)
WOW. What a great comic book. For those of you pop-culture geeks out there who don't already know, "Powers" is one of the best stories out there, and I mean "Buffy"-level good, with good writing, good art, long, interwoven story arcs, subtle narrative shading, and even a smidge of character development. The hero is a guy named Christian Walker, an apparently immortal superbeing who has lived so long that his brain has had to displace information about his older identities to make room for his current lives. He works a day job as a homicide cop, solving "powers"-related crimes, that is, whenever a metahuman is killed, he has to clear the case.
This latest volume, which digs deeper into Walker's mysterious past, is flat-out one of the best superhero comics I've read in years. It's a real doozy. Bendis and Oeming show us what Walker was up to during World War Two and in the 1950s (as well as a creepy glimpse into his medieval years...) and raise the bar on an already stellar series. Oeming pays homage to comicbook elders such as Will Eisner and Jack Kirby... and the book ends on a high note, with a cliffhanger that makes my teeth ache with anticipation for the next collected volume. Hope it comes out soon! (Joe Sixpack, ReadThatAgain book reviews)
"Powers" is a cop's-eye view of the world of superheros and supervillains; sure, they can zap the city into rubble, but somebody has to clean up the mess... and file the paperwork. In this volume, Det. Deena Pilgrim grapples with her newly developed superpowers... which, so far, only she knows about. Some more history about the super-community, and Deena's introduction to the police force. But where that is all heading seems very much up in the air right now! If you've been following the story this far, you'll be on the edge of your seat all the way through this one. Another winner from Bendis and Oeming. [©2006 joesixpack at slipcue dot com]